Last updated on December 9th, 2020 at 06:37 am

Breakfast is rather a big deal at my house. The grandkids show up at 5:30 every weekday morning since their mom has to be at work fairly early. This means breakfast with Mema and Baby Uncle (this is how they introduce him to their friends) every day. I am always looking for a simple breakfast recipe. This one has been in the family for a while.

Chorizo and eggs is a hit big hit with all the kids in my family. My two-year-old son will ask for chorizo and eggs at least 15 times a week (this is not an exaggeration). He does not get it that often, but that does not deter him from asking.

If you have never made chorizo and eggs, you do not know what you are missing. It is a simple breakfast recipe and gives the kids protein instead of sugar to start their day.

Important Note Before You Start:

Be sure and use Mexican chorizo for this recipe. There are two kinds of chorizo: the Mexican or the Spanish/Basque. The Mexican is soft meat and is usually found with the breakfast sausage in the meat section of the store. The Basque is more of a brat consistency and is found with brats and hotdogs.

Mexican Chorizo - a simple breakfast recipe
This one is the one you want.
Basque Chorizo - A simple breakfast recipe
Not this one.


1/3 package of chorizo

6 eggs

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 Tablespoon chopped onions (optional)

Enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.


Coat the pan with oil. Add the chorizo. (I spread it out a bit in the pan until it looks a bit like a pancake.)

Add the onions if you like to use them.

Cook for about 5 minutes on stove-top. Med-low heat works best. Stir occasionally.

Add eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix eggs gently into the chorizo.

Let cook until eggs are done on one side. Turn over in large chunks. Cook until the other side is done.

Chorizo and Eggs - A simple breakfast recipe
Cooked Chorizo and Eggs in a pan

Serve with either ketchup or salsa. My son and I prefer salsa. My husband and grandkids prefer ketchup. There is no accounting for taste. hehe

Chorizo and eggs with Salsa - a simple breakfast recipe
Chorizo and eggs with salsa.

If you are looking for a simple breakfast recipe that will fill up the kids and keeps them happy, give this a try. You cannot go wrong with chorizo and eggs.

Comment below and let me know what you think.

Disclaimer: It has come to my attention that a few of my family recipes may possibly be found elsewhere. I am simply giving them to you as they have been written in my family cookbooks for years. Where my family may or may not have obtained them through the years, is a complete mystery to me and any similarities are completely unintentional.